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Bunder-Jarakan's residents regard rain and cow as valuable items

  • As a symbol of gratitude to God, Bunder-Jarakan's farmers hold the guyang sapi [bathing the cows] ceremony on Saturday. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    As a symbol of gratitude to God, Bunder-Jarakan's farmers hold the guyang sapi [bathing the cows] ceremony on Saturday. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • The cows stand on a field after being bathed. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The cows stand on a field after being bathed. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • The village head splashes water on the head of a cow during the cow bathing tradition in Bunder-Jarakan, Bandungan, Klaten regency, Central Java, on Saturday, March 3, 2017. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The village head splashes water on the head of a cow during the cow bathing tradition in Bunder-Jarakan, Bandungan, Klaten regency, Central Java, on Saturday, March 3, 2017. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Water jugs, filled with rainwater, are lined up before the parade to the top of Merti village in Bunder-Jarakan. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Water jugs, filled with rainwater, are lined up before the parade to the top of Merti village in Bunder-Jarakan. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Villagers prepare cone-shaped rice and traditional snacks before the parade kicks off.  JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Villagers prepare cone-shaped rice and traditional snacks before the parade kicks off. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • The village shaman lights incense before the procession begins. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The village shaman lights incense before the procession begins. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Children paint their bodies prior the parade. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Children paint their bodies prior the parade. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Two female marching band members smile before getting ready for the celebration. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Two female marching band members smile before getting ready for the celebration. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Residents of Bunder-Jarakan carry hundreds of water jugs, cone-shaped rice, traditional snacks and crops around the village during the parade. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Residents of Bunder-Jarakan carry hundreds of water jugs, cone-shaped rice, traditional snacks and crops around the village during the parade. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

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